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Stock Miss Matrix

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Stock Miss Matrix

To use this matrix, simply identify your miss pattern in the first column on the left. Then read through the causes to decide which path to take. You can confirm if this is the right path by looking at video of your swing. Then, to decide what to fix, either choose a primary, a secondary, or an object fix. You can use the object fixes for short term results with either a primary or a secondary fix. Put in reps to groove a feel, then test it out on the course to make sure it's working.

Tags: Fundamentals, Intermediate, Beginner

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This concept video is the stock mismatrix.

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So I've got a copy of it right here, but hopefully you can print it out and take a look

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at it.

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I'm just going to walk you through the different boxes so that you understand what the heck

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we're talking about.

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So the stock mismatrix is basically a way for you to troubleshoot your swing based on

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either contact or ball flight.

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So the first column is looking at your misses.

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Now in order for this to work, you have to be a detective.

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You have to be very good at noticing the difference between a ball that starts straight

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and a ball that starts slightly right.

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Or a ball that goes right and doesn't curve very much versus a ball that starts straight

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and curves a lot.

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So you have to become a detective on where did I hit the club on the face?

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How did the ball curve?

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And where did the ball start?

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So this first column is looking at the different miss patterns.

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So I know that you can't see it too well in the version I'm holding up, but please take

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a look at the one that you printed out.

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So the first column is or the first box is looking at mostly a left path.

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So a left path is going to have typically a steeper angle of the tack.

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It's going to be associated with slight with slices, we shots, poles, toe contact or this

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left path.

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Typically the cause, which is the second box, is going to be from an open club face.

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So the club face is pointed right of the path and so then for a right hand golfer.

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And then I swing that whole path so that the face is pointed in the general direction

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of the target.

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Oftentimes this is going to be accompanied by a forward-road lunge or a cast.

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So it's not that you're just taking one bullet point and working across.

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It's that each one of these boxes kind of describes similar patterns.

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So if you're having these any of these causes that you may see on video and you're

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having this mispedant, this is going to be your primary fix and primary fixes are going

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to be down swing fixes because down swing is ultimately where I'm kind of doing the production

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of speed and how I'm really applying that speed in the golf ball.

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So this is going to be have the biggest long-term effect.

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The secondary fixes or object fixes are going to be either set up or backswing fixes or

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you know what I'm just having a hard time focusing on these movements.

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So I'm going to do something like the gate drill where I just put an object in the way

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that prevents the club from doing what's common in this mispedant and I'll figure out

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a feeling that will work well temporarily to fix it.

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They can also be used in conjecture.

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So you could be doing a primary fix with the secondary fix or with an object drill.

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So for example, if I'm having this slice pattern, the primary fixes during transition

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are going to be the motorcycle, the Jackson 5, initiating with the downswing or having

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this club flattener what I call Zoro loops.

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During release, typically what would happen is in order to make that path go left,

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I'm going to chicken wing a little bit so working on the extending your arms.

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But what I want you to see is that all of these movements all kind of build around each

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other and help balance that pattern.

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You don't have to think about them all, but your brain is going to make some type of

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change to all of these if one of them is working.

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So then that helps you understand how to go across this way.

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Let's talk about these different mispedaers and then you can take a look at the sheet

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and let me know if you have any questions.

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So the next pattern is going to be more of the right path, which is typically the hooker

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blocked depending on the club face and can also be heel contact.

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The most common causes for that are going to be early extension or early trail side

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till we got videos that help you understand all that.

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In terms of behind the body extension and set of flexion, etc.

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That's going to be solved with believe it or not also the motorcycle, but totally different

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body fixes.

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So the leftward path is typically going to be more of an upper body spin, the rightward

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path is typically going to be more of an extension or lower body German movement.

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If you're hitting it fat or thin, this gives you common reasons why you may have that

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type of ground contact and some of the object drills are going to be as impactful as

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any of the primary fixes just because it will help you oftentimes those fat and thin

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can be really subtle changes are required where when the path is really off it and you're

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having a lot of curve to the ball, you're typically going to need to invest a little bit

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of time to solve the issue.

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Top-ups really have one major problem.

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Power has a handful of problems but they all kind of relate to sequencing and what's going

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on in transition and then consistency typically relates to where is the centerness of my

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pivot and then what's going on in the release or where is the location of my sternum I

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shouldn't say the centerness of my pivot but where is the sternum during the release and where

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am I what am I doing during the release.

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So these will give you different places to look within the site to help you figure out

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exactly how to solve it.

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Understand that your swing is going to have a pattern that it gravitates towards for pretty

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much as long as you play this game and so by understanding these different patterns

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it'll help you feel not so lost when you're having your bad shots on the course.

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